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Malheur Field Station Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2

Scope and Contents

The Malheur Field Station records contain the correspondences and events in relation to the Malheur Field Station during 1971-1994. The collection has been kept in the original order when transferred and is arranged in chronological order. The records contain attendance sheets, financial reports, budget listings, course catalogs, registration forms, proposed ideas for the year, meeting minutes, administrative material and plans for the future. In addition, there are correspondence, income statements, and photographic prints with negatives of the station. There are also promotional material such as booklets, pamphlets, and listings of previous events.


  • 1971-1994


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

Malheur Field Station was created in 1971 when a group of field biologists led by David Malcolm of Pacific University to create a facility for naturalist education and research. Malheur Field Station is located in the high desert country, 32 miles south of Burns, Oregon, on the western edge of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the northern Great Basin region. The consortium of universities, made up of 26 universities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, was formed to help guide the field station’s program and provide for its maintenance. From 1971-1989, Pacific University was the leading university in this consortium. The collection was compiled by Dr. William T. Jordan, a chemistry professor at Pacific University and the representative of the university to the field station.


2 Cubic Feet (2 record boxes)

Language of Materials



The Malheur Field Station records focuses on Malheur Field Station facility, during the time that Dr. William T. Jordan, a chemistry professor at Pacific University, was the university representative to the Malheur Field Station, 1971-1994. The Malheur Field Station was started in 1971 to be a place for naturalist education and research near Burns, Oregon. The field station is operated by a consortium of universities from Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Pacific University administered the station from 1971-1989. This collection contains records of correspondences between consortium members and Dr. William T. Jordan; budget records; photographs; plans for the station and promotional material, such as booklets and pamphlets.

Custodial History

Material was transferred from Diane M. Simpson, Chemistry Resources and University Hazardous Waste Manager in the Chemistry Department at Pacific University, to the Archives in July 01, 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William T. Jordan, 2009.


Additional accruals are expected.
Guide to the Malheur Field Station Records
Christopher Potter
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States